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Fri May 22, 2020, 10:07 PM

🤬 FEMA Tells States to Hand Public Health Data Over to Palantir (Peter Thiel)




From Article at Daily Beast
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fema-tells-states-to-hand-public-health-data-over-to-palantir

FEMA Tells States to Hand Public Health Data Over to Palantir

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency urged health officials in “all states and territories” to provide “daily” updates on ventilator availability for the novel coronavirus directly to the data mining giant Palantir, according to emails shared with The Daily Beast and confirmed by FEMA.

Palantir, co-founded by key Trump ally Peter Thiel, signed government contracts last month worth approximately $24.8 million to provide the Department of Health and Human Services with data-management software to track health-infrastructure deficiencies and forecast where future needs will emerge, through a platform known as HHS Protect.
The company’s tools integrate a staggering 187 data sets containing information on everything from hospital inventories, medical supply chains, diagnostic and geographic testing data, demographic stats and more.


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The data was “to be submitted to HHS Protect directly or through other specified channels,” the spokesperson continued: “HHS Protect was set up specifically for this response effort by Palantir, a contractor working on consolidating the data.”

The emails were acquired by the watchdog group Accountable.US through the Freedom of Information Act and shared with The Daily Beast. Accountable.US President Kyle Herrig said the emails raised troubling questions about the private company’s direct access to data with implications for both the public health response and for reopening the economy.

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Zuboff saw it instead as the latest example of tech companies gaining the upper hand over governments and using it for private enrichment.

Will this become a lucrative opportunity for Palantir to monetize public data, and how will we know? Palantir is a black box,”
she said.

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Reply 🤬 FEMA Tells States to Hand Public Health Data Over to Palantir (Peter Thiel) (Original post)
Budi May 22 OP
Laelth May 22 #1
Budi May 22 #2
DBoon May 23 #7
Laelth May 23 #9
Zoonart May 22 #3
musette_sf May 22 #4
lostnfound May 22 #5
2naSalit May 22 #6
Hermit-The-Prog May 23 #8

Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:16 PM

1. Private company. Proprietary code. No oversight.

This stinks to high heaven.

k&r for visibility.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:19 PM

2. Yup. The name Peter Thiel & his Palantir alone should send chils...

He's as dirty as they get.

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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:29 AM

7. is he the one who gets infusions of youthful blood to stave off aging?

If so, the word "vampire" comes to mind.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #7)

Sat May 23, 2020, 08:37 AM

9. Sounds like the Baron Harkkonen. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:20 PM

3. What could go wrong? K&R for visibility.



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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:37 PM

4. K&R

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:00 PM

5. conspiracy memes about Bill Gates should be about peter thiel

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #5)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:02 PM

6. +1

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:29 AM

8. It's all about grifting, kickbacks, control and oligarchy.

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